ICMP London


The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is one of Europe’s leading providers of contemporary music education and has been developing and delivering music degrees and music courses for longer than any other UK Music School from their campus in London.

During 2018 ICMP had their existing facility at Dyne Road, Kilburn extended with a new build extension on the rear and a total acoustic refit of their existing space to deliver a contemporary music learning environment ideally situated in the heart of London’s vibrant music scene.

Space-pod were engaged to design the space, utilising all available areas to deliver and install a contemporary environment that aligned with ICMP’s ambitions and look and feel, whilst at the same time ensuring detailed acoustic design separated the various elements of the scheme allowing tuition to be carried out in a variety of environments with no crossover between rooms and through the building fabric.

The new space features expanded studio capability, new post-production facilities, as well as multi-functional rooms suitable for low-volume individual and band rehearsals, plus additional writing, production and collaboration rooms. ICMP’s Learning Resource Centre space and services was expanded, providing greater student study and research opportunities. Overall, the design of the space is more student-centric, featuring a greater number of communal areas, all devised with an improved sense of flow and community to encourage and enhance collaboration opportunities among students.

The project had to be delivered fast track from when the building extension was completed in May 2018 and ready for the next intake of 1200 students in September 2018.

Detailed pre-design and intense project management ensured that he school was handed over on time and operational from day 1.

Project Overview

space-pod work with ICMP
Client: ICMP
Size: 24,000 sq.ft.
Project Duration: 16 weeks
Date: Summer 2018
Location: London, UK

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